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UT Tyler School of Education to Offer Service Learning Opportunity in Belize

September 30, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler School of Education will once again offer a service learning trip to Belize, Dr. William Geiger, College of Education and Psychology dean, announced.

Led by Dr. Wes Hickey, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, UT Tyler students will travel to Punta Gorda, Belize and teach in rural primary schools, meet with teachers and experience the country’s culture and geography. Cost is $1,800 and includes airfare, in-country travel, excursions and nightly dinner meals.

The first informational meeting will be noon Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the UT Tyler Hudnall-Pirtle-Roosth Building, room 132.

Participants will travel March 10 – 17, 2012.

“The indigenous Mayan culture of the region provides unforgettable experiences for students,” said Hickey. “There is a limit of 10 students that can be accommodated due to practical considerations of this trip.”

Limited scholarship and financial aid funds are available.

For more information, email Hickey, WHickey@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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